This subject focuses on the theory and practice underlying French as a Second Language education in the province and is designed to assist teachers in developing positive and inclusive learning experiences for students. Candidates will have opportunities to reflect, communicate and apply their learning through practical learning experiences. Teachers will enhance their skills by combining their knowledge of child development and learning with their understanding of French as a Second Language to facilitate active student engagement. Many of the teaching / learning activities presented in the subject require candidates to solve problems that are detailed, realistic sophisticated and authentic.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Ontario School of Education
Ontario College of Teachers accredited teachers only.
* Understanding the theoretical and legislative underpinnings of French as a Second Language in Ontario
* Understanding the various service delivery models
* Understanding theories of human development in the context of language acquisition
* Understanding theories of second language development and developing an awareness of research
* Understanding of legal and ethical issues and responsibilities related to French as a Second Language
* Demonstrating knowledge of the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents for French as a Second Language
* Understanding the relationship between program planning, teaching/learning strategies and assessment practices based on the developmental and/or special needs of students
* Demonstrating understanding of how to accommodate and/or modify expectations, teaching strategies and assessment practices based on the developmental and/or special needs of students
* Identifying and using relevant student and teacher resources and equipment for French as a Second Language teaching and learning
* Analysing classroom practice to ensure opportunities for students to develop commitment to French as a Second Language and an understanding of the importance of the francophone culture in Canada and around the world
* Using relevant and engaging teaching strategies that enable students to make connections between classroom learning and real life experiences
* Understanding how to use available resources to make accommodations and modifications in learning opportunities to meet the needs of all learners
* Using technologies as a teaching and learning tool where appropriate
* Understanding the importance of involving and supporting parents/guardians in student learning in French as a Second Language
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.